We kicked off the Halloween weekend this year with the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival in Nashville, TN. The fact that there’s a local gathering celebrating tequila, food, and music was good enough for us! A ticket to the event got you samples of different tequilas, a chips and salsa bar, party music, skeleton face-painting, a fun photo booth, tons of candy, and more! Ticket proceeds from the SOLD OUT festival benefited Fannie Battle.
Created in 1891 by Miss Fannie Battle, the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee, serving families facing economic and educational hardships. The Program offers full-time, year-round, high-quality early childhood education for 102 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income, and families are required to be working or attending school.
I am generally not a big tequila drinker, but I was interested in expanding my taste for it and seeing what types of tequila I have been missing out on. The event had a wide selection of tequilas, way more than your standard Jose Cuervo and Cabo Wabo, although these brands were also available. We started off easy with a flavored Dulce Vida tequila with a mixer of sprite, then moved on to the tastings.
The highlight tequilas for me were the Don Julio, Trianon, and this absolutely delicious wine margarita from Barefoot. It paired great with the “Out of Print Slider” from Flip Burger and the “Mexi Frito Pie” from Local Taco.
Over all, the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival was a great way to spend a Friday evening. We enjoyed trying new brands of tequila that we wouldn’t have had access to otherwise. For a fairly new tequila drinker like myself, it was helpful to be able to try different types of tequila and mezcal that I had never heard of before. Looking forward to next year already!